Sunshine Family Band is an American rock band formed in 2006 in Morgantown, West Virginia. The band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fuses elements of folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, jazz, country, psychedelia, space music and gospel—and for live performances of long musical improvisation. The band frequently has "long jams", in which Brian Nalls and Karl Kushner will have extended lead guitar solos that evoke various "depth moods." Other bands utilized long improvisational jams, but "The Sunshine Family Band" take it to extremes. The Sunshine Family Band have shared the stage with National Recording Artists such as, Bobby Lee Rodgers and the Codetalkers, Bob Weir and Rat Dog, Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, John Cowan, Keller Williams, Jimmy Herring, Col. Bruce and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Blues Traveler, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Steve Kimock Band and countless others!!!!!The sunshine Family Band will, lift you up, touch your spirit, make you sing dance and cry, and leave you with a lasting impression and begging for more!!!!
The Sunshine Family Band's fans, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert, are known as "Sunshine People" and are renowned for their dedication to the band's music. Many fans refer to the band simply as "The Family". "Their music," Joel Reimers said, "blows my fucking mind."